grocery

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noun gro·cery \ˈgrōs-rē, ˈgrō-sə-; ˈgrōsh-rē\

Definition of grocery

plural

groceries

  1. 1 groceries plural :  the food and supplies sold by a grocer —usually singular in British usage

  2. 2 :  a grocer's store

Examples of grocery in a sentence

  1. She stopped to pick up some groceries for supper.

Origin and Etymology of grocery

see grocer


First Known Use: 15th century



GROCERY Defined for English Language Learners

grocery

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noun gro·cery \ˈgrōs-rē, ˈgrō-sə-; ˈgrōsh-rē\

Definition of grocery for English Language Learners

  • groceries : food sold by a grocer : food bought at a store


GROCERY Defined for Kids

grocery

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noun gro·cery \ˈgrō-sə-rē, ˈgrōs-rē\

Definition of grocery for Students

plural

groceries

  1. 1 groceries plural :  food and household supplies sold at a store

  2. 2 :  a store that sells food and household supplies


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